onsdag 6. februar 2019

Germany says Huawei must provide assurances on data

Huawei is facing growing pressure from Germany to guarantee it will not hand over data to the Chinese government. German Chancellor Angela Merkel told students during a trip to Japan that "there are big discussions about Huawei" in Germany as the country develops super-fast fifth generation, or 5G, telecommunications networks.

"We need to talk to China to ensure that companies do not simply give up all data that is used to the Chinese state," said Merkel. She added that "safeguards" were needed to protect data. Huawei's business has come under threat as an increasing number of governments express concern that its technology could be used by Chinese spies.